Friday, October 17, 2008

Buckled Knees

These three photographs were taken in the Kebler Pass area west of Crested Butte. Most of the views in the area literally bucked my knees. I got out of the car and did my usual walk to position for light, content, elevation, or point of interest. But the walking (and breathing) were difficult as I just stood and absorbed the staggering beauty of the landscape. The immense expansions of beauty reminded me of how wide, long, high, and deep is our Father's love. I found myself repeating "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus" in a reverent chant and plea just to keep me empowered to be able to steady my hands to hold the camera still and push a button!

This area is primarily 'sold' as the premier wildflower area in Colorado. I would like to go see it in the late spring. I have been told that the traffic is exceedingly heavy, and primarily photographers. But we were usually on the roads with less than half a dozen others at most off-freeway places on our travels. Kids were back in school, and the main portion of others seemed to be the fishermen out in the rowdy rivers surrounding by the luscious colors of waning autumn.


...I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge~~that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immmeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Eph. 3:14-21


Missy said...

Oh, I am so glad He steadied your hands! I saw some visions similar to this, but never quite got a well lit photo. Yes, it takes your breathe away and I can begin to understand how it might be the end of this life for me to see God in all His glory! I simply would not be able to take another breathe.

karen said...

Great pics, sis! Good to have positive reasons for buckled knees!!

Connie said...

Trying to get consistent in working out so I will not have buckled knees on the slopes in January for the WRONG reasons!